I've only included one photo on this page, but it's a favorite of mine. There will certainly be more library-related scrapbook pages forthcoming, because I have more library photos to put into my album.
If you would like to see photos of the libraries that my son and I visited earlier in the summer, please refer to my posts for June and July. Below, you will find photos of all but one of the libraries that my son and I visited in August. The only library I don't have a photo of is Webber Park library, since it is in a temporary location in a strip mall at the moment. Construction of the new (permanent) Webber Park library will begin soon.
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Augsburg Park library, shown above, takes its name from the park in which it is located. It is very pleasant to sit down near a window in this library and be able to look out at a lovely green space.
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East Lake library is located on Lake Street, a busy thoroughfare in south Minneapolis. One thing I liked about this library was its display of cat and dog books. I checked out James Herriot's Cat Stories. I have read it before, but it was a delight to read it again.
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Hosmer library will celebrate its one hundredth birthday later this year. It's a grand library, inside and out. Please ignore the snow in the photo; obviously there was no snow when we visited Hosmer in August. :)
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Northeast library is located in the "hipster" neighborhood of "Nordeast" Minneapolis, but this library is not only for hipsters. It's a very family-friendly place, with lots of play areas for kids. My son had fun spelling out messages with magnetic alphabet letters there.
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Again, please ignore the snow in this photo. Don't ignore the interesting architecture, though. Pierre Bottineau library is housed in a historic building that is over one hundred years old.
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Southeast library is located near the University of Minnesota campus. My son got a taste of college life when we visited here.
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Finally, Walker library is a beautiful, long, low building in Uptown, another "hipster" neighborhood of Minneapolis. Like Northeast library, Walker caters both to hipsters and to families. We planned our visit for "Lego Mania" day, and my son had fun playing with Legos there.
At the end of August, after my son and I visited the last library on our list, I celebrated with a cup of coffee...a pumpkin spice latte from Dunn Brothers Coffee, to be precise. Now I'm ready for autumn. :)